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suffering near-fatal injuries. nicole introduces us to iron heart, a real-life hero who's helping others after he, too, suffered near-fatal injuries. >> it was just a regular summer day, and i was crossing a local intersection on my way home from some practice, and i was struck in my driver's side door by a speeding dump truck, and the injuries were catastrophic. >> brian was 18 years old, a high-school honor student, and an all-star athlete. in his book, "iron heart," he tells how he was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. >> i lost a total of 60% of my blood and had to get all that replaced with 36 blood transfusions. >> we take it for granted that when we need blood, like brian did, it'll be there ready for us. but it's not as simple as that. >> our hospitals need blood for accident victims, people with blood diseases, people in need of surgeries, and if people didn't donate blood, then we wouldn't have the blood to supply to our hospitals in need. >> in fact, every two seconds, someone in the u.s. needs donated blood, but, according to the american red cross, many people wh
♪ we get germs on our hands that can make us sick ♪ if we open a door or shake a hand ♪ ♪ we spread those germs throughout the land ♪ ♪ so after you go, remember to stop ♪ ♪ shuffle to the sink and do the hand-wash bop ♪ ♪ scrub with soap and take your time ♪ ♪ for 15 seconds, then rinse 'em and dry 'em ♪ ♪ it's nice to share at home, in school ♪ ♪ but sharing germs ♪ is never cool ♪ wash your hands >> "teen kids news" is about to get started, and here's what we've got for you. >> we'll tell you how your morning wake-up call could help you graduate. >> they're called the dirty dozen even though they're supposed to be good for you. >> do you know which state is named after its snow-covered mountains? if i'piqued your interested, don't miss this week's "flag facts." >> babysitting -- to do it right, you need to have proper training. i'll show you how to get it. >> i'll show you why being funny takes serious work. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top s
stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> you don't have to be a math whiz to understand that the more days of school you miss, the more likely it is you won't graduate. in fact, students who miss an average of two days a month have an 80% chance of not getting their high-school diploma. tyler reports on a nationwide effort to fight absenteeism with star power. >> hello, hello, hello. greetings and salutations, everybody. aki students, what's going on? this is your good friend ne-yo. >> yes, that's ne-yo. he's the guest principal for a day at this seattle middle school. >> give it up for the one and only ne-yo! [ loud cheers and applause ] >> his appearance is a reward for these students. they won a nationwide challenge to improve attendance. it's run by an organization called get schooled. >> get schooled was founded in collaboration with viacom -- that includes mtv, bet, nickelodeon -- to really inspire and engage and inform kids so that they can get the motivation, inspiration, and information they need to do wel
. >> the students in this classroom are playacting. but as i'll explain, it's no game. >> he used to be a hospital patient. now he's a hospital hero. i'll have that story. >> a cooking competition so fierce you can taste it. i'll report on teen chefs. >> rugby started in england long ago. no doubt the inventors of the sport would be surprised to see how it's now being played in america. >> we asked teens if they'd like to sit at this desk and handle all the responsibilities that come with it. their answers may surprise you. >> we're at madame tussauds new york getting a behind-the-scenes peek at all the work it takes to keep these life-size wax figures looking lifelike. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> bullying is making a lot of news nowadays. that's because it's so common. brandon tells us about an unusual program that's helping to prevent bullying. not only does it start in elementary school, it takes an approach that's rather dramatic. >> hey, listen. i wanted to talk to you about th
students know about our u.s. history at grades 4, 8, and 12. everything from the united states constitution to presidents to why certain laws came into play. at very different levels, there are certain questions that are asked. the 8th graders really were the ones who did, i would say, perform the best when we consider the 4th and we consider the 12th grade. >> that's because 8th graders' scores improved over the last time the test was given. 4th graders and 12th graders did not. in fact, a majority of 12th graders turned in a poor performance. their questions were harder, and their correct answers were fewer. 55% of 12th graders scored below the basic level. what does this show? >> mm, lauren, that's not good news at all. [ chuckles ] and what does that mean for our 12th graders? it means that we have to find a way to engage our 12th graders in learning u.s. history. we have to make it more important to them. so, we have a lot of work to do, definitely, at the 12th-grade level. >> there's a famous saying -- "those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it." so, the lessons of the p
'm veronique. >> it's the symbol of our country, yet many of us don't know the proper ways of handling our national flag. carly got some tips from the experts. >> we're in baltimore, at historic fort mchenry. during the war of 1812, this is where the battle was fought that inspired francis scott key to write "the star-spangled banner," so it's the perfect place to learn about the right way to handle our flag. patrick rawle is a park ranger. but today, he's wearing a uniform from colonial times. don't let that bright-red color confuse you. >> to arms! the redcoats are coming! the redcoats are coming! >> so, could you explain your uniform for us? >> i am dressed as a musician in the united states corps of artillery. musicians wore red so officers could easily spot them on the field of battle. all right, guys! one quick thing! when the flag starts to pull as i'm raising it, you got to let go, okay? >> do you raise the flag every single day, even if no one's here? >> that is correct. we are mandated by law. president truman, in 1948, declared that fort mchenry should fly the flag 24/7, 365 day
. >> and there's lots more ahead, so stay with us. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story. >> their slogan is "do a good turn daily," and they've been doing that for more than 100 years. lauren reports that girl scouts are celebrating the beginning of a new century of girl power. >> when you think of girl scouts, what do you think of? >> cookies. >> cookies. >> thin mints. >> i think of, like, little girls and i think of cookies. >> well, how about robots? or writing letters of appreciation to those serving in our military? or chemistry experiments? >> we're making gak for girl scouts so they can learn about polymers. >> it felt really squishy. >> this is just one of the many celebrations across the country for scouting's 100th anniversary. there are activities for the littlest daisies and brownie scouts, up through juniors and cadets, to seniors and ambassadors. >> so, you can learn about different things, and you can kind of change the world in your own way. >> girl scouts have been changing the world ever since they got started in savannah,
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